"My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." -2 Corinthians 12:9
I tend to get all caught up in my weaknesses. They frustrate me.
Most women are like this: we look inward and focus on those areas where we feel incapable and inadequate, rather looking than where we should be focused: God's strength.
The Bible clearly states that in my weakness, He is strong.
Not that He might be strong. Or that He will be strong for someone else.
But rather that He IS STRONG in MY weakness.
I am learning to embrace my weaknesses and insecurities as they are the areas where my God is sure to dwell. And act. And teach.
And change me.
It's sort of like running a race. I don't feel equipped to run a marathon right now. In fact, yesterday I ran 5 miles and by the end, I was practically crawling, my breath was short and my knees hurt.
But I did it.
A month from now, 5 miles will be much easier for me.
And I will be complaing about how hard running a 10K will be.
That's how it is with my weaknesses.
God keeps raising the bar because He knows I can handle it and He knows His strength will get me to the finish line.
All the while I will be growing and changing--becoming more like Him.
My weakness for His strength.
It's a great trade-off!